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What's the excuse for this audit?

Another audit critical of state economic development efforts raises questions about what we're getting for our tax dollars

Think before you all dine on dead animals

*Think before you all dine on dead animals
*Aldi’s store would be a welcome addition
*Alligator gar not only scary, but delicious
*Lincoln: Constitution should be left alone
*Happy to see historic buildings renovated

Tax cap is leverage in state mandate fight

Once local governments start raising taxes again, state has no incentive to curb mandate abuse

Tedisco will stand up to defeat status quo

*Tedisco will stand up to defeat status quo
*GOP has long record on supporting rights
*Some racism is good for national security
*Cutting regulations is not always best way
*Grateful for the help with heavy purchase

Is the 'lesser of two evils' an ethical choice for voters?

As a moral philosopher, I'm particularly interested in the question of whether we can be obligated to vote for someone we dislike.

New York’s medical marijuana restrictions hurting patients

In 2014, I wrote about Charlotte Figi, a young girl from Colorado who used medical marijuana to go from 300 weekly seizures to just four per month.

Politics is organic

Watching the political conventions this past month, the relationship between organic farming and our political system became evident, almost metaphorical.

Cuomo needs specifics to counter economic development audits

When politicians don’t like the criticism being levied at them, they shoot the messenger.

Shrubbery a hazard in roundabout center

*Shrubbery a hazard in roundabout center
*Yepsen should resign over ethics violations
*Travel musical world right in Central Park
*Don't easily dismiss killing of woodchuck
*Tedisco not afraid to clean up corruption
*Kleug has experience to change Legislature

Candidates could do well if they just listen

*Candidates could do well if they just listen
*Get rid of the status quo in Legislature

At what age can kids make smart choices?

*At what age can kids make smart choices?
*Not everyone focuses life on the race track
*Provide both sides in discussing campaign

Set horse-racing free

If state wants racing to thrive, it has to let go of the reins on NYRA

Set NYRA and horse-racing free

Set NYRA and horse-racing free

If anyone needs a reminder about how vital horse racing is to tourism and economic development in this state and our region, there's no better time to get it than right now.

Hope "low-life" who took money is proud

*Hope "low-life" who took money is proud
*Many help to bring Vietnam wall to town
*Why all the fuss over killing a woodchuck?
*Unhappy with care at Ellis Medicine's ED
*Keep Shen property in the public domain

Entire FOIL law must be followed

Governments try to put up roadblocks to speedy release of documents

Sidewalks not up to standard for disabled

*Sidewalks not up to standard for disabled
*Clinton has plenty of accomplishments
*Peace conference to counter rising hatred
*Why pick on Trump when both are awful
*Flossing your teeth is indeed beneficial
*Kleug will bring fresh perspective to Albany

Animal cruelty a disturbing trend

There's no difference between a farmer killing woodchucks to keep them from digging holes that his cattle can step in and two cops running one down with a golf cart, right?

Be careful in use of derogatory terms

*Be careful in use of derogatory terms
*Nelson Avenue span removal a bad sign
*Test candidates for mental competency

Consider broader impact of Oak Street bridge closure

*Consider broader impact of Oak Street bridge closure

Regain some fear behind the wheel

Two warnings issued in the past week by the state Department of Motor Vehicles about our driving habits demonstrate how casually we've come to treat the act of driving and how we need to get back a little of that original fear.

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